• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 597

    A standing bronze figure of Fudo Myoo

    EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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    A standing bronze figure of Fudo Myoo
    Edo Period (19th century)
    Standing contraposto with the weight on the left hip, the left hand at side clasped to hold a lasso and the right raised to hold a sword, both now lost, the skirt bunched at the waist
    Figure: 13½in. (34.3cm.); base: 2 3/8in. (6cm.)


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    Fudo Myoo the Immovable One is one of the Five Wisdom Kings (Myoo) of Esoteric Japanese Buddhism. In his manifestation as a wrathful deity with exposed fangs and fierce stare he protects the faithful against evil.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Nitta Collection